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shattered by gunshots. president obama's new steps for gun policies. >>> and some bay area families down on their luck. >>> complete bay area news, coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >>> good evening, it's wednesday, december 19th and this is bay area news at 7, the shooting shut down a south bay highway, a us marines recruiter was shot at and his car was hit and he was not. this happened on highway 85 in cooper tino, the southbound lanes of 85 were shut down for about an hour while investigators collected evidence. the marines car which has government plates was hit at least three times by bullets. >> kind of gets alerted and notices a pop from the back of one of his windows and he pulls over and discovers that he is shot at more than once, multiple times. >> investigators have not yet determined if the shots came from someone that was in another vehicle or on the side of the road. also in cooper tino the search for suspected burglar call off and a preschool has now been lifted. police search this neighborhood off of homestead most of the day and began when p
barack obama observed his own moment of silents days after his call for a panel to address gun policy. hoping no community has to endure newtown's heartbreak again. in washington, ktvu channel 2 news. >> shame on the nra! >> reporter: code pink protesters disrupted that rifle association press conference in wash wash twice. demonstrators held up signs saying nra, blood on your hands and the nra is killing our kids. critics are blasting today's response about making schools safer. ahead in 9 minutes bay area educators tell fuss more guns would -- teleus more guns would better protect our students -- tell us more guns would better protect our students. >>> a twist on the gun buy back next month. in addition to purchases guns from residents authorities will buy back violent video games. >> you just don't need to have hathat kind of carnage exposed to our young people. and, it -- it will open up the dialogue, i hope, with families to know what is going on. >> the marin gun and buy back is set for january 15th. martin luther king junior's birthday. the video games will be destroyed. >>> i
includes the employed and those looking for jobs. >>> president obama is spending the holidays in hawaii. they boarded air force one tonight to head to his home state. but not before president obama acknowledged that no deal has been made to avoid the fiscal cliff. coming up, the president's message to congress today in hopes of avoiding tax hikes and spending cuts. >>> different solution to gun violence. what this man says it is time to do about guns and his push to make it happen. >> a foot of new snow [ bells ] >>> the names of each victim killed in the connecticut school shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newton, connecticut were read today. mourners observed a moment of silence to mark one week. many gathered in the rain outside the school to pay respects. >>> the head of the national rifle association layed out a plan to stop the killings. ktvu's eric rasmussen found one man who is leading a different fight to treat gun violence as a public health epidemic. >> reporter: he is one of hundreds of petitions that sprung up since the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school. >>
obama speaks to a grieving connecticut community offering love and prayers and he tells the families of those killed in friday's school shooting that the nation stands with them. good evening everyone i'm heather holmes. >> and i'm ken pritchett in tonight for ken wayne. >> i just hope that it helps you to know that you are not alone in your grief. that our world too has been torn apart. that all across this land of ours we have wept with you. we pulled our children tight. >> and that is president obama as he seeks to comfort the community of newtown community and the rest of america in services this evening recall the horror of the shooting and the innocence of the victims. mr.obama met with the families of the 26 killed. he called on the nation to do more to keep children safe. >>> meantime new information is coming to light about how gunman adam lanza pulled out friday's shooting. he used his rifle to blow the door open. he then killed the principal and school counselor. >> churchgoers in newtown were traumatized once again today when someone phoned in a death threat during servic
. granting 5 million dollars for home owners who qualify. >>> president obama took the debate over the fiscal cliff to a school teacher's dining -- visited them at their home. the president said the potential is causing people to stress as the end of the year approaches. said that the lines of communication are open. >>> the labor department says applications fell 25,000 to a seasonally adjusted -- claim spike following sandy. analysts say the effects of the storm are still being seen. >>> ahead of tomorrow's -- hundreds of same sex couples got licenses 400 marriage licenses in seattle alone. washington has a three day waiting period. earliest will be sunday. >>> it's considering closing store is having a ripple effect. the concerns are running especially high in one neighborhood where there are few other options. >> it took years to get a high quality grocery store to come here. now less than 18 months after it opened, fresh and easy may be closing. >> we fought hard to have it hard. >> the company who evens it announced that because of poor financial service it's looking to sell the chain.
channel 2 news. >> tomorrow president obama is scheduled to attend an interfaith memorial service in newtown. this will be the fourth time president obama has made such a visit following a mass shooting. in his weekly address today, he offered condolences and a call to action. >> we have to come together and we'll have to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this from happening, regardless of politics. >> president obama did not provide specifics but in the past, the president has supported reinstating a federal assault weapons ban. >>> the medical examiner said he's never had to deal with something like this. >> my sensibilities may not be the average man, but this probably is the worst i have seen. >> dr. carver went on to say that all of the victims had been shot multiple times with a long weapon, presumably the semiautomatic rifle found at the scene. >> people all over the world are expressing sympathy for the victims in the massacre. in moscow, people left flowers and stuffed animals outside the american embassy. the prime minister formally sent condolences a
barack obama the 2012 person of the year. the editor of time cited what he called the obama effect. the president beat out 15-year- old pakistani activist, am ceo and egyptian president. president obama also received the title in 2008 when he was president-elect. >>> shopper track which analyzes customer traffic is cut its holiday sales forecast. this as shopping slows following the thanksgiving weekend buying frenzy. the company lowered its expectations from 3.3% to 2.5%. shopper track cites superstorm sandy and the tragedy in newtown for the forecast. >> it's another cold night in the bay area. that isn't keeping folks away from christmas shopping. amber lee is out. >> reporter: it's a cold, clear night here at berkeley's fourth street shopping district. christmas is next tuesday, but many people are telling us they're trying to get their shopping done by tonight. the holiday lights and smaller crowds made tonight and ideal time to get out to the stores. >> i heard tomorrow was going to be rainy. i was hoping to get things wrapped up today. >> reporter: other shoppers tell us the
. >>> president obama visited a family in virginia who had written to him about the issue. the president said he was encouraged that republicans agonologied the need for additional revenue but he is not backing down on his demand that top earners pay more taxes. >> as i've indicated the only way to get the kind of revenue for a balanced deficit reduction plan is to make sure that we're also modestly increasing rates for people who can afford it. folks like me. >> instead of 65, it would be 67. polls show many americans are willing to consider that idea. >> the 2012 u.s. presidential race set a new record in campaign spending. finance filings released today show the cost of the race surpassed $2 billion. they include almost $86 million by republican presidential nominee mitt romney in the final weeks of the election. that final paoás -- boost posted the campaign total to a record high. >>> the network grew from july to september. that's a 2.7% increase to $64.8 trillion. network is still prerecession peak. a good reason why the reserve will provide better economic stimulus. >>> tonight she is a
outside of gun violences this afternoon. organizers urge president barack obama to use the terrible tragedy to push congress for stricter gun control laws. many those who attended happened to be in washington for a training session for gun violence prevention groups. our viewers are responding to the tragedy on our facebook page. one comment reads "my heart is so broken. i can not stop crying at the thought of what happened and how the families feel. all of the other student his to experience. it is such a devastating thing." visit ktvu channel 2 facebook page to leave your own condolences for the victims in the shooting by posting your comments on our wall. >>> today's events are hard to understand for just anyone. but what do you say about today's shooting to aa young child? experts advising parents on how to handle the issue. >>> and other news, what closed part of a busy bay area mall on one of the busiest shopping days of the season? >>> picking up a few sprinkles as we head towards the weekend. sprinkles in the forecast. the latest computer model when i come back look at you g
. >> reporter: president obama expressed the grief of the nation. >> the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of five and 10 years old. >> reporter: from the scene in connecticut we turn flow to ktvu's amber lee with new information about the gunman and the puzzle investigators are piecing together tonight. >> reporter: the picture that's emerging is about a troubled young man who didn't cause much attention to himself throughout most of his life. sudden listen causing headlines as the perpetrator of the worse shooting in this country. tonight there's an eerieness at sandy hook elementary as the community and police try to find answers. the young man was dressed in black, he was armed with at least two handguns and without saying a word opened fire. >> an investigation like this is like a puzzle. we want to form a puzzle together and form a complete pig so everyone without any doubt whatsoever can truly understand what occurred. >> reporter: a s.w.a.t. team went to the newtown home where adam lived with his mother nancy. it appears he killed h
loophole and restricting clips. president obama has asked for the press to be readyby next month. bay area students mourning the students who died in the tragedy. students are talking about the violence. >> it happened about half an hour ago, dozens of teening all about a decade older but not much younger than the gunman himself, determined to prevent such a tragedy here. ♪ oh how he loves us. >> songs and prayer echo over the quad at heyward high school at that time when most teens are finishing finals and eager for holiday break fun, these students were thinking about newtown and the damage violence does in so many lives. >> they will never see their kids again. they have to put someone in the ground that they love so much. and like those kids never going to see christmas again. they will never see the families again. >> violence is a big issue i think in high school. the organizers graduated four years ago. she and many friends have lost loofed ones to gang violence over the years. so newtown's loss while different. it is not a stranger in homes. it is true. but there are young peopl
to be the president's favorite to replace hillary clinton. president obama said he regretted what he called the unfair and misleading attacks on susan rice. >>> massachusetts senator john kerry is now the front runner for secretary of state he was the first to issue a statement today praising susan rice as a capable and dedicated public servant. kerry is known as a foreign policy expert. it's expected he will receive little opposition during confirmation. >>> john boehner went to the white house again tonight for a meeting with president obama. after about an hour, boehner returned to the cap dodging questions from reporters. spokesmen from both sides tribe the talks only as frank. tonight there's still plenty of posturing between the two sides. >> the big problem right now is that republicans in the house are resistant to the idea of the wealthiest americans paying higher tax rates. >> the president still isn't serious about dealing with this issue right here. it's this issue. spending. >> if republicans and democrats fail to reach an agreement by january 1st, automatic spending cuts and tax increase
the economy go over that cliff, rather than drop the higher tax rates for top earners. president obama also told a group of ceos, he won't republicans inject the threat of a government default into the current negotiations. >> that is a bad strategy for america. it is a bad strategy for your businesses, and it is not a game that i will play. >> in spite of the rhetoric, president obama and house speaker john boehner did speak by phone today for the first time in days. neither side is revealing what they discussed. >>> on wall street, stocks ended mixed with a fiscal cliff. the dow industrials gained 82 points amid optimism about a deal in washington perhaps in the next week. the tech heavy nasdaq fell 22 led lower by apple. its shares were 6% lower. apple's largest loss in a year. apple shares lost $37 to close at 538 and change. still apple stock is up more than $100 since the start of the year. >>> meantime, citigroup announced plans to cut 11,000 jobs, or 4% of its workforce. the company says the cuts will save more than $1 billion a year. the bulk of the jobs are in global operations. i
' association hired a tugboat to tug the 40-foot whale 20 miles from jail. >>> president obama due on election results to say americans support his approach to prevent falling off the fiscal cliff. >> they agreed with the balanced approach that asked something from everyone, but a little more from those who can afford it the most of the it's only way to put our economy on a sustainable panel without asking even more from the middle-class. >> florida senator marco rubio responded with a call for limited government, reform in the tax code and the goal of creating new taxpayers, not new taxes. >>> president obama has outlined what corporations can do to help the nation celebrate his inaugural in january. while taxes pay for the swearingin, festivities are privately funded new hampshire 2009 mr. obama refused corporate donations and he is now accepting them in packages up to $1 million. . >>> former south of canpresident nelson mandela was admitted to a hospital. current president of south africa says there was no cause for alarm by the4-year-old's health. mandela spent 27 years in prison for fi
to get them to their destination by christmas. >>> president obama will return to the white house on wednesday in hopes of coming up with an agreement for the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: some republican lawmakers say president obama wants the country to fall off the fiscal cliff. >> we were going to go over the cliff before, we're going to go over the cliff now because that's what the president wants. you cannot negotiate with someone who doesn't want to negotiate. >> reporter: that would raise taxes on people making more than $200,000 a year. each making a parting pitch. >> i've asked leaders of congress to work toward a package that prevents a tax hike on middle class americans, prevents unemployment insurance for 2 million americans and lays the ground work for further work on both growth and deficit reduction. >> the presidents solution of raising tax rates would still be ready for as far as the eye can see and it would hurt jobs. >> the partisan bickering has put the country on the brink of a financial crisis. >> it's the first time that i feel it's more likely that we will go
think we have to go from there. >> reporter: on nbc's meet the press, president obama made a final pitch for his plan to preserve bush era tax cuts for everyone but the wealthiest americans. >> regardless of partisan districts, our top priority has to be that taxes on middle class families do not go up that would hurt our economy badly. >> reporter: a major sticking point is the level of which taxes should kick in. that has waivered from $200,000 to $1 million. boehner issued a statement that says republicans have made every effort to reach the balanced deficit agreement that the president promised the american people. we've been reasonable and responsible. the president is the one who has never been able to get to yes. >> what the people reelected me for is to put together a -- >>> the dairy cliff may not see a vote before 2013. leaders from the house and senate agricultural committees agreed to a one year extension of the farm bill. but there's been no time to get a full vote. without passage of the bill, milk prices could rise sharply. estimates are that a gallon of milk could go up t
a counter offer from president obama since the republican plan was delivered on monday. >> reports indicate the president adopted a strategy to slow walk our economy to the edge othe fiscal cliff. -- edge of the fiscal cliff. >> vice president joe biden said a deal could be done in 15 minutes. he made the comments during a lunch with people the white house described as middle class. >> couple hundred bay area senior citizens made noise today about the fiscal cliff. [ music playing ] >> they held a flash mob in front of the federal building in downtown san francisco. they are rallying for social security, medicare and medicare. they support the president's plan. >>> another winner. what we know about the latest person to claim a huge power ball jackpot. >> the weather is looking nice. the warmest day of the weekend and when shower chances >>> parents of two students are complaining the school isn't doing enough to protect the children from bullying at cooper elementary school. one parent said her daughter is being tormented. her daughter wrote a suicide note. the mother accused the school of
an agreement is not close at hand. president obama went into campaign mode touring a toy factory. he repeated his call for an extension of bush era tax cuts for those earning less than $250,000. while raises taxes for those who make more. the president acknowledged an agreement will take some time. >>> and all of us are going to have to get out of our comfort zones to make that happen. i'm willing to do that, and i'm hopeful that enough members of congress in both parties are willing to do that as well. >>> republicans meanwhile criticized president obama's latest proposal that came yesterday to raise revenue. they said it wasn't serious. >> there's a stalemate, let's not kid ourselves. i'm not trying to make this more difficult. >> house speaker john boehner said this isn't the time for public posturing for either side. and he added that what he wants to see right now is serious negotiations and added he's willing to do just that. hundreds of billions of the dollars of cut. >> cole: take effect as of january 1. >>> stocks ended flat at negotiations on that fiscal cliff tended to stall. >>>
. >>> president obama speaks about chemical weapons. >> there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> syria cently moved its stock pile of weapons. the president stole told syria's president the world is watching. secretary of strait clinton called it a red line for the u.s. neither she nor the president said what action the u.s. might take. >>> health experts say the flu season is off to its earliest start in 10 years and it is shaping up to be a bad one. the cdc said except every state except vermont is showing signs of the flu. they recommend getting a flu shot. there is a free clinic tomorrow. >>> scientist meeting in san francisco today unvailed a new technology that could help better predict storms. it keeps track of the pineapple express winter storms. those rivers are monitored by ground moisture sensors and gps. the new technology was presented at the american gee you physical convention today. >>> the results are in from the first test of marsian soil. right now scientists say they have no evidence to support life. it also came from the meeting of the geo phy
a counteroffer to president obama in the opening round of negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff. the gop says its proposal would save $800 billion through tax reform. $900billion in mandatory spending cuts, and $300 billion in discretionary cuts. it does not increase tax rates on upper income americans which the white house insists must be included in any deal. >>> on wall street stocks lost ground. nasdaq dropped 8 points. analysts point to a decline in manufacturing, and ongoing worries over the fiscal cliff. >>> what some hoped would be a historic announcement on life on mars didn't amount today. project scientists said soil tests performed by the curiosity rover only showed organic compounds. no proof yet that life existed, or could exist on the red planet. the scientists created big expectations by saying it would be one for the history books. today they said they were only referring to the richness of the data coming from the rover. ♪ [ music ] of course. >>> live storm tracker 2 picking up showers north of us. these showers are going to work their way south. the computer model shows
else on the platform help and some ran away. >>> president obama says she holding firm on his position to raise the tax rates on the highest earning in effort to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> let's allow higher rates to go up for the top 2% that include all of you, ewhy. >> the bet business leaders in washington, d.c. after word he spoke by phone john boehner. they provide new details to the conversation. the republican plans include $60 billion in spending cuts to federal healthcare programs. >> we have to cut spending and i believe it's appropriate to put rev news on the. >> speaker boehner says his plan will bring in $800 million in new tax revenue. >>> on wall street stocks closed mix. nasdaq fell by 22. led by apple. analyst today suggests am could lose ground to competing android products. >>> big cuts coming to cityback. 11,000 jobs worldwide. that'll save more than a billion dollars a year in expense. bank plans to scale back consumer operation in other country. not sure how many jobs cut in the u.s. >>> and the annual tree lighting ceremony. >>> the tree lying with a help of ten-
is investigating this shooting. >>> continuing coverage now on the looming fiscal cliff. president obama met private lily with john boehner at the white house. aides say the lines of communication remain open. it was the first time the two men had met privately since election day. this morning, a republican senator hinted president obama's plan might work at least to change the debate. >> a lot of people are putting forth a theory, and i actually think it has merit, where you go in and give the president the 2% increase that he's talking about, the rate increase on the top 2%. all of a sudden, the shift goes back to entitlements. >> congress has three weeks to prevent automatic tax hikes for all americans, and drastic cuts in federal spending. >>> there is no plan to change a controversial practice of changing votes after a practice passes or fails. about half of those sworn in last week are new to the job. during the past session, aseem belie members changed their votes more than 5,000 times. the practice does not affect the outcome of a bill but it disallow lawmakers to hide or distort th
for money spent at a strip club. >>> president obama says he won't compromise on demands that the weltiest americans pay more in taxes. >> i'm not going to have a situation where the weltiest among us, including folks like me get to keep all our tax breaks and then we're asking students to pay higher student loans or, you know, suddenly, you know, a school doesn't have school books because the school district couldn't afford it. >> speaking to auto workers today, the president pledged that he would fight to extend tax cuts. >> here's what i don't hear. i don't hear any democrat of note saying here's what i would do, so if i were a republican, i would just be quiet and see what they're going to do on reform. >> republicans want to cap deductions and insist that entitlement reform must be part of the deal. >>> on wallstreet, stocks edged higher thanks to in part hewlitt packard. around the nation today was a so-called fiscal cliff day of action ♪ [music ] protesters used songs of the season to make their point. they urge congress to not make rash decisions that protect programs such a
republicans are holding mild income tax cuts hostage. gop leaders blame president obama for the delay. >>> fremont police want you take a close look at video we're about to show you because it could help them catch a three. investigator northeast video. you can see it shows a man approaching a grove. he running back to his car right in front of house. police say the car there may be a honda civic. police asked if you recognize the man or the car please please call them. >>> there's one person that's saying there's a man with a rifle. >> frantic 911 calls. a moment the gunman opened fire in a oregon shopping mall. mall. >>> the tide is the lot pep it tomorrow it will bat highest point of the year. >>> bakelite 7:20 it's going to be real cold tomorrow. the showers out there. i'll let you know when the showers pick up and how cool it will get tonight. ing ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything
.s. is questioning whether it has total control over that satellite. the obama administration also called the launch, a highly provocative act, but hasn't threatened any action in response. >>> in syria, three bombers hit the ministry headquarters. the u.s. says they have fired scud missiles over the north. this would be a significant escalation in the fighting in the regime. >>> in venezuela hugo chavez may not be well enough to remain president. he is facing a difficult recovery. but they said nothing of the cancer itself. >>> the waves are high, and tomorrow will be even higher. the unusual phenomenon bringing the king of tides. >> it is cold out there, bill martin is tracking the temperatures along with more wet weather. he's back with his complete bay area forecast. >> a music's, ready ! share the harmony... she'll be here soon ! she'll love this ! share a sweeter welcome... hey, hola, cómo estás ? hello, hey everyone. es un pla-cer co-no-cer-te. encantada. share everything. this holiday get verizon's share everything plan. unlimited talk, text and shareable data... ... across your family's d
aguilera and other women. >> president obama and house speaker john boehner held talks today in efforts to avoid the fiscal cliff. boehner did not speak to reporters when he returned to capitol hill. over the weekend, the speaker agreed to raise tacks on those making over 100 dollar$100 -- $1 million a year. >>> the dow rose 100 points, its largest single day gains this mom the nasdaq rose 39. >>> we have an update now on a story we first reported for you last week about the campaign for an easy bake oven for boys. a 13-year-old petitioned the toy company on behalf of her brother. he said the purple and pink oven was too burn lee girlie. >>> california's booming solar energy market is coming at a coast to homes and businesses. power company said they're required to buy electricity at the same price they resale it to the other customers. utilities estimate the loss at $1.3 million. >>> christmas is just over a week away. results of a new survey show 79% of bay area consumers are not done checks off their lists. apparently 16% haven't started shopping. we spoke to some last minute shopper
.s. president barack obama, italian physicist fabiola gianotti. also being considered undocumented americans. >>> the coldest night of the year is upon us. the freeze warning goes into effect in the next few hours in the north bay it's 38 in santa rosa. 36 in fairfield. temperatures in the north bay upper 20s, low 30s. temperatures in the big cities like san jose, san francisco, oakland just barely in the 40s. i think we're going to see some upper 30s in some of the big cities like oakland. oakland 37 degrees. that is cold for a city. 36 in hayward, that's very cool. how about san jose just a degree above freezing. tomorrow morning when you get going you will notice cold. a frost advisory in effect for most of the bay area south of the north bay. where the freeze warning is in effect. that will mean you will be scraping the windows early in the morning. temperature mornings very cold. temperatures tomorrow afternoon we could see 30ss. i will show you how warm you could get or how cool it will get. there is rain about 36 hours out, i'll see you out here. >>> a car managed to get stuck today i
the fiscal cliff. president barack obama said he is quote modestly optimistic. the the 7a at is now taking the lead while house leader john boehner is taking a backseat. >> reporter: urging leaders to do their job. >> if an agreement is not reached in time between senator reid and senator mccolen, i will urge senator reid to bring in a package for an up and down vote. one that protects the middle class from a tax hike. >> reporter: following the high stakes meeting on friday, senate appears to be poise. >> we will work hard to see if we can get there in the next 24 hours. i am hopeful and optimistic. >> i will do everything that i can. i am confident senator will do the same. but everybody, whatever we come up with will be imperfect. some people aren't going to like it. some people will like it less but that is where we are. >> reporter: accept at majority leader reid called senate not to meet on saturday while leaders negotiate. boehner said he will not bring anything in the house unless it passes senate. if it fails to pass, every american will see a tax rate increase and unemployment
some insiders think a deal will >>> president obama and senate leaders tomorrow head back to washington to try to reach a last minute deal, before historic tax increases go into effect next week. why some believe we will head over the fiscal cliff before washington takes action. >> reporter: the halls of power empty, although negotiators and the president are back at work. >> at the very least, let's agree right now on what we already agree on. >> reporter: an olive branch to the gop, and carrot to corporate giants. the administration now suggesting cutting corporate tax rates. the u.s. has among the world's highest. but closing loopholes that helped google, for instance, avoid $2 billion in taxes last year. >> corporations are a little concerned. >> reporter: gary is optimistic about a deal. >> i'd still rate it better than 50/50. >> reporter: what seems increasingly likely is to allow the country to go over that fiscal cliff, triggering higher taxes. that would allow hard line republicans to vote for lower taxes, a few days later. >> to make them look better? to appease voters. if th
obama today. the president called on top senators to craft a deal and get it past this weekend for presentation to the house. >> i still want to get this done. it's the right thing to do for our families, for our businesses and the entire economy. but the hour for immediate action is here. it is now. >> so we'll be working hard to see if we with get there in the next 24 hours so i'm hopeful and optimistic. >>> senator mitch mcconnel called the meeting with president obama good. taxes go up for all americans and traásic cuts will hit -- and drastic cuts will hit the national budget. >>> the dow fell 158 points, and the nasdaq fell 25 points. >> they may you know want to do something illegal just to put food on the table. >> coming up in 18 minutes finally strapped the hundreds of thousands of people set to feel the impact of the financial cliff starting tomorrow. >>> a sixth suspect has now been charged in connection with a beating and homicide in san francisco where the victims were bound and gagged. ktvu's david stevenson was in court today and tells us for the first time t
of an electrical panel. >>> congress could ruin christmas according to president barack obama. the speaker flatly rejected their proposal. >> if congress does nothing, every family in america will see their income taxes automatically go up on january 1st. that is sort of like the lump of coal you get for christmas. the scrooge christmas. >> the president's proposal calls for extends the tax cuts for the middle class. according to the speaker, republicans are not interested in any plan that raises taxes. >> increasing tax rates draws money away from our economy that needs to be invested in our economy to put the american people back to work. now, it is the wrong approach. sthao republicans want the tax cut extended for everyone not just the middle class. they will work towards an agreement before the january 1st deadline. the gridlock on capitol hill was left unchanged. nasdaq dropped chose to 2. the judge says the boy scouts do not have to release files containing decades of sexual abuse complaints. a court in texas allowed the release of files from 1959 to 1985. they listed hundreds of cases in
obama held his ground insigs on higher tax rates for the top 2% of the wealthiest americans. >>> the political wrangling but a damper on wall street as stocks finished slightly lower in a light strad trading day. the dow jones industrial lost 13, the nasdaq shed 5. shares in oakland-based pandora are plum etting after hours. the internet radio company posted better-than-expected quarterly results but lowered its outlook for the rest of the fiscal year. the company is facing stiffer competition from the likes of apple and microsoft. both companies are launching their own music service. pandora shares dropped 17% after the closing bell. >>> now, numbers and new numbers show home sales in california remain steady, a sign of the recovering housing market, but as john reports, in one bay area community, the supply of homes on the market is as tight as can be. >> tuesday's in walnut creek are normally reserved for real estate brokers to tour each other's available homes, but today the inventory was anything but normal. >> there are very few listings on the market, and that's causi
a pleasant hill mailbox on friday. >>> president obama and house speaker john boehner spoke on the phone this evening to discuss the latest proposals how to avoid the looming fiscal cliff. both sides are feeling the pressure from the nation's top corporate executives. 150 ceos including the heads of boing, honeywell and general electric. they're urging a compromise that includes increased revenue even if it means raising tax rates. more de tails now according to the non-partisan tax foundation the average family of four in the bay area would pay about $74 hun more in taxes if there is no deal on the fiscal cliff. that is a tad lower in san jose. if democrats and republicans don't reach an agreement by the end of this year. >>> on wall street stocks rose for a fifth consecutive day. the dow industrial gained 78 points, nasdaq gained 35 led by apple's 2% gain. >>> some immigrant students could soon have their dreams of a college education become reality thanks to a big gift to uc berkeley. today uc berkeley announced a $1 million gift to provide scholarships for low-income, undocumented st
the white house spoke about the possibility of president obama supporting new legislation on weapons. >> he supports and would support legislation that address it is problem of the so-called gun show loophole. >> a new grass roots group new town united sent a delegation to washington tuesday to meet with the brady campaign to prevent gun violence and families of the victims of the 1999 shooting. >> these people here before you because they refuse to be statistics. they've been through hell and back and don't want it to happen to the rest of you. >> more de tails emerge on the shootings. nancy lanza was shot in the head four times as she slept while adam lanza is believed to have shot himself in the head. law enforcement officials are saying at this point they haven't been able to gather any evidence from that computer that was found smashed at lanza's home. in newtown, connecticut, tori, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> in the east bay city of albany, people gathered this evening at the ka bob restaurant to remember the victims of the shootings in newtown. the man whose brother was gunned down in r
. the utility said it doesn't know what caused that leak. >>> president obama pushed lawmakers to prevent the so- called fall off the fiscal cliff. >> every family will see their income taxes automatically go up. a typical middle-class family of four will see taxes rise by $2200. >> the president taped his address yesterday during a visit to a toy factory in hatfield, pennsylvania. he said allowing taxes to rise for the middle-class would amount to a lump of coal for americans at christmas time. >>> mexican president-elect enrique pena nieto took office today talking about the challenges that face his nation. >> we are a nation that is going at two different speeds one that is progress and development, but there is another mexico, that lives in the abandonment and poverty. >> president nieto says the inauguration marked the return of the institutional revolutionary party after 12 years out of presidential mansion. at least four demonstrators and four police officers were injured. 65 people were arrested. those opposed to mr. nieto says he used handout and giveaways to sway voters. . >>> auth
. >>> the stars were out for kennedy honors. president barack obama congratulated the people. among the hopbrys, david letterman, -- the honorees david letterman. >> on a personal note i will never forget, buddy, playing "skeet home chicago" in this -- "sweet home chicago" in this room and a few others forcing me to sing along can which was just okay. he joked with the led zeppelin members saying he appreciated them not trashing the rooms at the white house. >>> our storm watch coverage continues. the effects felt throughout the south bay. >> one bay area driver, he earns a tough lesson. what he was trying to avoid when he drove right into this mess. >> a reminder to get ktvu news to go >>> this treetopelled on top of a toyota prias. as you can see from this photo the entire tree, roots and all, fell over, bringing with it part of the sidewalk there. >>> the southbound also got a real soaking. matt keller continues our storm coverage where drivers were caught off guard. >> reporter: late this morning it was a bad time to be on the roads. a man, woman, young child were inside of this white jett
year. >>> president obama appears to be winning support for his plan to raise taxes on the wealthy to help deal with the so called fiscal cliff. ktvu's rita williams reports on the court of public opinion and why it may not be enough. >> reporter: what do you think? will the president in congress send the country plunging over the fiscal cliff. >> i don't think they'll reach it. i don't know what they will do then. >> i am hoping and praying they do. come together. >> i am hoping it will be by the end of the year. >> do you think they will reach an agreement or not? >> i don't. >> reporter: a poll shows more americans think they will not agree. 49 to 40%. and if they don't an automatic spending cuts and tax increases take effect. americans by two to one say they will blame republicans more than the president. but that didn't stop both sides from criticizing the others proposals. >> his proposal was so outlandish, i don't think we should go back to the table until he puts something there that we can work there. >> when you look at the map it doesn't work. >> reporter: an attempt tak
it a highly provocative act. >>> in syria the main opposition group is being recognized by the obama administration as the sole legitimate representative of the syrian people. the state department said al nuzra is a front for al-qaida. >>> there's fighting in the streets of belfast again tonight. the battles have been going on for a week. age old rivalries between protestant and catholics. >>> the votes are in and the results mean facebook users will no longer have a say in policy changes on the site. more than 670,000 users voted this week. but the menlo park company said 1/3 of its users would have had to vote about 300 million people would have had to vote for it to count. >> sunny vale based yahoo unveiled their redesign today along with new apps for smart phones and tablets. analysts say yahoo remains the number one e-mail service in the u.s. but g-mail is closing in. >>> tis' the season for face painting and kids having a lot of fun. even a seal in a santa outfit. we're going to show you some of the holiday spirit that was on display inside at&t park. >>> bill martin is trackin
barely missed falling on to a second car. >>> president obama and first lady attended the funeral for the late senator, senator inouwe. he was buried in the cemetery known as the punch bowl. he served in congress since 1959. he died last week from respiratory problems. reed called inouwe a leader. >>> reports indicate the town in syria had not had ingredients for bread until a week until an aide group delivered provisions next week. hundreds of people had lined up to get food when the gunfire hit. >>> investigators say it appears an electrical short may have started the fire. no one was injured but it is estimateed the fire cost millions of the dollars of damage. >>> a new research on global warming indip in -- indicate that is the an -- the antartic sheet is warming twice as fast. the study suggests the ice sheet is not just melting from the bottom it's previously thought it's melting from the top as well. >>> it's lawsuit and now counter suit for lance armstrong and a british newspaper wants compensation from a liable suit. armstrong sued the uk sunday times a year ago when th
. >>> the first lady joined president obama for his weekly message. >> every year we commit to love one another, to give of ourselves, to be our brother's keeper, to be our sister's keeper. but those ideas are not just part of our faith. they're part of all faiths. and they unite us as americans. >> in this country we take care of each other and in the season of giving it's inspiring to see so many people all across america taking the time to help those most in need. >> the first family arrived early this morning in hawaii where they're spending their christmas holiday. the president said he plans to return to washington next week because of the so-called fiscal cliff. legislators left washington without a deal that would avoid cutting government services on january 1st. >> a portion of interstate 80 heading to the sierra was shut down today after a series of storm related spinouts. the highway patrol shut the highway down this morning from colfax to the nevada state line. this is what it looked like this afternoon where you see a detour prompting cars to exit the freeway and turn around. at ti
. the 41st president has been in the hospital for more than a month with bronchitis. >>> president obama summoned congressional leaders to come to the white house tomorrow in a last ditch effort to try to avoid the so called fiscal cliff. the president arrived in washington today cutting short his hawaii vacation. he called congressional leaders last night and today house speaker john boehner said the house will convene on sunday leaving less than 48 hours to come up with a deal. >> it's the count down to midnight. the start of a new year. but this year president, the american people are waiting for the ball to drop but it's not going a good drop. >> republicans aren't about to write a blank check for anything senate democrats put forward just because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff. >> off the senate floor, mitch mcconnell appears to be more flexible. the senator sent an e-mail suggesting he's negotiating an acceptable deal with the white house. >>> stocks rebounded today on news that the house would reconvene on the fiscal cliff after diving more than 150 points the dow boun
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